67-year-old Madrasa teacher held for raping 9-year-old

Illustration: Mayanglambam Dinesh
Illustration: Mayanglambam Dinesh

A 67-year-old Madrasa teacher is arrested for raping a 9-year-old girl in Narela area in New Delhi on February 28. The incident took place on February 25. The girl, who is admitted to BR Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini for treatment, is said to be stable now.

 Madrasa teacher Zakhir Alam was arrested after the girl’s parents made a call to the police control room (PCR) and informed about the incident, police said.

 The accused had threatened the girl with dire consequences if she tells her parents about the incident. On February 26, the girl fainted at her home following her deteriorating health condition due to the assault. The matter came to light in the hospital after the doctor informed the parents that her condition is due to a sexual assault. The girl then narrated the ordeal to her mother and a complaint was lodged with the Narela Police Station.

 A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and sexual assault, the police said.